Cross Country

Faith West offers Cross Country to boys and girls at the high school and junior high levels. Our high school level competes in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Class 3A. Our junior high level competes in the Houston Area Private Schools athletic league (HAPS).

Coaching Staff

Please contact Coach Chip McKenzie (cmckenzie@faithwest.org) if you have questions about the Cross Country program.

 More Information
Coach McKenzie has coached/ helped at Faith West for over 15 years. He ran track at Northbrook High School in Houston and was a 4:30 miler. After graduating from Texas A&M, Coach McKenzie started his running journey back for a dedicated five year period. Primarily a "self coached" runner, he was a top 40 finisher in the Tenneco Marathon in 1989 with a time of 2 hours, 43 minutes (6:12 per mile pace). Among the Houston area finishers, Coach McKenzie was in the top 10. During this period he often ran the mile, 5k, and 10k. Distance running became a passion as well as helping others train and race.
For over 10 years Coach McKenzie has been studying and coaching distance runners in the West Houston area. Coach McKenzie partners with the Katy High School distance coaches during the year and helps with a summer running camp that has some of the best runners in the state. Coach McKenzie has a unique coaching style that involves teaching and running side by side with the team during workouts.

Schedules and Rosters

Faith West uses RankOne Sport for schedules and rosters. You can register on any schedule page to receive automatic notification of updates/changes.

JH Schedule    HS Schedule

Team Information

All communications and volunteer coordinating will be handled by Michelle Hargrove. To help us all, it is critical that each student and parent sign-up to receive communications text messages from Remind101. Click here… Remind 101 Communication System

2014 Season Best Results (By individuals)

JH Results,  HS Results

Current Results (By race)

Previous Years Results (By race)

TAPPS Cross Country Awards 2014-2015

Parental Involvement

Before School Starts, Practice Schedule (all times are 7am-9am)
Monday  – Katy Park (soccer fields)
Tuesday – Faith West Annex
Wednesday – Peckham Park
Thursday – Faith West Annex
Saturday – George Bush Park (Walgreens Parking Lot)

In-Season Practice (when school starts)
Monday – Faith West Annex, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Tuesday – Faith West Annex, 5:50 – 7:15 am
Wednesday – Peckham Park, 5:50 – 7:15 am, * we provide ride back to FW
Thursday – Faith West Annex, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Saturday – George Bush Park, 7 am – 9 am or Race

Varsity A Runners will also run/lift on Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons from 3:45 – 4:30 pm

Contact – Coach Chip McKenzie with questions 281-732-7027.

Help Support our Running Program at Faith West! Sign up for our Fun Run!

FAITH WEST HILLS 1.5 MILE “Community” FUN RUN – You must register by 10:00 am on the day of the race. Print and complete this Flyer and bring it to the race for registration.

Additional Data

Injury Release – If a runner misses 2 practices because of an injury a note from the doctor is required before returning.

Running Terms
Aerobic
Anaerobic
Form 1
Strides
Tangents
Injury Prevention
Base Building
VO2 Max / LTHR
Dehydration – Precautions

Be a Smart Runner
Training the week of a big race!
What to eat before you run
Race Strategies
Use a watch, learn your pace time

Training Types
Tempo Training
Track Work (Intervals, speed or fartleks)
Mr. Hill
Cross Training (C.T.)
Long Run

Maps
3200 meter course
5000 meter course
FW CC Site/Parking Map
Mason Creek Park ( Porter Bayou & Lake)
Katy Park
Peckham Park
Bush Park
Cullen Park

Team Web Running Logs (optional)

Running should be recorded manually or online. Goals, discussion, training and race results should be tracked. Choose password as “2225porter”. Do not change your log-in password once it is established. This allows both you and your coach to log into your running page. Another great alternative is a Gamin GPS watch.  Garmin has a free web page that stores all of your running data automatically through bluetooth.

Summer Running Camps

If you are interested in Summer running camps, please contact Chip McKenzie (cmckenzie@faithwest.org).